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Secure and connected wearable intelligence for content delivery at a mass event: A case study

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Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalJournal of Sensor and Actuator Networks
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Presently, smart and connected wearable systems, such as on-body sensors and head-mounted displays, as well as other small form factor but powerful personal computers are rapidly pervading all areas of our life. Motivated by the opportunities that next-generation wearable intelligence is expected to provide, the goal of this work is to build a comprehensive understanding around some of the user-centric security and trust aspects of the emerging wearable and close-to-body wireless systems operating in mass events and under heterogeneous conditions. The paper thus intends to bring the attention of the research community to this emerging paradigm and discuss the pressing security and connectivity challenges within a popular consumer context. Our selected target scenario is that of a sports match, where wearable-equipped users may receive their preferred data over various radio access protocols. We also propose an authentication framework that allows for delivery of the desired content securely within the considered ecosystem.


  • Authentication, Challenges, Mass event, Security, Wearables, WiGig, Wireless

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